Darling Downs Power Station Australia

Darling Downs Power Station Australia The 640 MW Darling Downs Power Station, one of the largest gas-fired combined-cycle power plants in Australia, is the centerpiece of Origin’s multibillion-dollar investment to provide cleaner electricity for Queensland. Constructed by a consortium including GE Energy and CH2M Hill, the plant was successfully commissioned in the second quarter of […]

Plant engineers are adept at managing and maintaining aged equipment at the 800-MW Michoud power station

Accurate Online Silica Analyzers Ensure Boiler Performance, Add Boiler Life Plant engineers are adept at managing and maintaining aged equipment at the 800-MW Michoud power station, located 10 miles east of New Orleans (Figure 1). From November 2006 to November 2007, the generating station’s two units were off line less than 116 hours. Michoud Unit […]

Fast-Tracking a Control System Retrofit

Upgrading a 1970s-era generator control system to new millennium technology in 12 days during a three-week shutdown would require careful planning and teamwork under any circumstances. The quick replacement of the governor and control system at the PT Inco smelter’s hydroelectric generation system is even more impressive because the facility is located in the middle […]


Two Niigata model number 16V32CLX, 4500 kW diesel engines, supplied to Koshikijima Daiichi power station and Shin-Kikai power station of Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., of Kyushu Electric Power, deliver critical electricity for islanders living on the Koshikijima Island and the Kikaijima Island, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture. The 16V32CLXtype diesel engine is an ultramodern, high-powered, […]


The Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (TEPCO) Kawasaki Combined Cycle Thermal Power Station is one of the most advanced 50 Hz combined-cycle plants in operation, with demonstrated 59.1% combined-cycle efficiency. This combined-cycle thermal power station will eventually replace an existing 1050 MW six-unit conventional power station that has supplied power to the Tokyo metropolitan area for […]